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Tavola Restaurant

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Italian, Canadian
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1465 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 5N9, Canada
+1 613-224-4442
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly this restaurant is now closed as of mid-Oct 2016. There was not enough clients coming to sustain it despite the great food, reasonable prices and nice ambience. My wife and I miss it and hope. y some chance it will re-open as it was.

2 Thank Peter H
Gatineau, Canada
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I found the staff to be very friendly. I ordered the penne and sausage - even though the penne was a little overcooked, it was tasty (and spicy). The hot buns were a nice touch. There is plenty of room, the decor is nice and the place is clean. I would return if I was going out for supper around... More 

Thank Caroline C
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just enjoyed a wonderful dinner at This restaurant. We both started with a flavourful tomato basil soup. I then had the roasted salmon and my husband had pasta. All dishes were fresh, hot and prepared perfectly. The value was excellent, especially given the portion size. Their house red was also excellent. Great to find a friendly... More 

Thank pah1158
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I ordered the brushetta and the lasagna which were both just okay. Wine was fine. Server was new and did okay for his first day.

Thank vitaeterna
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I reviewed Tavola three years ago when it was under different management. The new owner/chef appeared last winter. Since then, I have been there numerous times with family and friends over the past six months and we have had very good meals, cheerful service and I find the new configuration of the restaurant to be more convivial. The Italian menu... More 

Thank pinky14
Ottawa, Canada
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We have been patrons 2 to 3 times per year since this restaurant opened and in the past had always enjoyed the home cooked Italian dishes and a high level of service. Sadly on our last visit, with what appears to be new Management, our experience was not the same. Although the crab cake appetizer was delicious, it all went... More 

2 Thank Carson_W995
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing. The seafood was so fresh. We had the muscles with the cream coconut and fresh ginger, to die for!! And seafood linguine delicious. The service was great. We will be returning in the near future. Nice to have this hidden gem in the neighbourhood.

2 Thank Shannon R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The lovely waitress was very kind and the food was nothing but good. The staff looked like they enjoyed working with each other which is nice to see. Over all this is an amazing fine dine restaurant and the lovely waitress, Rosy was magnificent. She should work at the highest quality restaurants. I recommend this restaurant for EVERYONE!!!!!!!

3 Thank Kyle D
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The food was very good and well worth the wait. The chef prepared the food perfectly and the presentation was as good as the taste. Service was a little slow...maybe short staffed but the servers who were there were pleasant and very cordial. Would very definitely eat there again!

1 Thank Powidajko
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My wife and I always recommend Tavola when us or with a group can't decide on where to go. Had another wonderful meal here. It is a great atmosphere and the food is always on point. The specials are great and the wine menu continues to be a favourite.

1 Thank SuppKing33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 26
Italian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1465 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 5N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-224-4442
Tavola is an Italian restaurant. We serve a variety of Italian cuisines 7 days a week. We also have a very good selection of wines. Under the new ownership since October 2015, we have introduced a new lunch version of the pasta menu which comes with a significantly reduced price ($3-$6 lesser) as compared to dinner. Not to mention, our prices for most of the items are considerably lower than what we had under the old ownership. We are always striving to deliver excellent food and service to all of our customers. For the entire menu and to make online reservations, please visit our website.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?